Full Moon March 2024: The Full Worm Moon
Mark your calendars for the March 2024 Full Moon! The March full moon in 2024 will be on Monday March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT or 8:00 AM UTC based on the data provided by NASA. It will be the third full moon on the 2024 full moon calendar.
A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.
Ready to dive a little deeper into the March 2024 Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts about it.
The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time (ET) account for both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. This was previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Since your local time zone may be different, the exact dates may shift slightly for your calendar.
When is the full moon in March 2024?
The full moon in March 2024 will be on Monday March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT or 8:00 AM UTC. The March 25th full moon will be the third full moon of 2024 and the full moon in Libra. The next full moon in 2024 after March will be in April.
What is the name of the March 2024 Full Moon?
The name of the March 2024 full moon is the Full Worm Moon. This full moon name is inspired by the time of the year when the earthworms start to reappear as the grown thaws at the end of the winter. The birds start to come back as spring approaches, with the Spring Equinox that happens each year towards the end of March.
Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.
Which season includes the March Full Moon?
In 2024, the March Full Moon will be the first full moon of the spring 2024 season. It will be the first full moon after the 2024 Vernal Solstice.
The Vernal or Spring equinox marks the beginning of astronomical spring and the end of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2024, the Vernal Equinox will be Tuesday March 19, 2024 11:07 PM EDT or March 20, 2024 4:07 AM UTC.
Depending on the year, the Full Worm Moon could occur either at the end of Winter or the beginning of Spring. In 2024 it will be part of the Spring season.
Will there be a full supermoon in March 2024?
No, the full moon in March 2024 will not be a full supermoon as it will be more than 360,000 kilometers away during the peak of the full moon. The year will have 2 supermoons starting with the first in September.
A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon has a larger-than-usual appearance when you look at it. There isn’t an official definition for how close the moon needs to be to the earth to be considered a supermoon. For the purposes of this site, we’ll follow the Timeanddate.com definition using moons less than 360,000 kilometers from the Earth.
Will there be a lunar eclipse during the March Full Moon?
Yes, there will be a lunar eclipse during the full moon in March 2024. As part of the March 25th full moon, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. There will also be a partial lunar eclipse later in the year during the September Full Moon.
When is the new moon for the 2024 Full Worm Moon?
The lunar cycle for the March Full Moon will begin with its new moon in March 2024. The New Worm Moon will be on Sunday March 10, 2024 4:00 AM EDT or 9:00 AM UTC and will be in the new moon in Pisces. It will also be a new supermoon.
March 2024 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC
Below are the lunar phases for March 2024 including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that were on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.
|Lunar Phase||US Eastern Date & Time||UTC Date & Time|
|March Last Quarter||March 3, 2024 10:24 AM EST||March 3, 2024 3:24 PM UTC|
|March New Moon||March 10, 2024 4:00 AM EDT||March 10, 2024 9:00 AM UTC|
|March First Quarter||March 17, 2024 12:11 AM EDT||March 17, 2024 5:11 AM UTC|
|March Full Moon||March 25, 2024 3:00 AM EDT||March 25, 2024 8:00 AM UTC|
Related: Full Moon Dates for the rest of 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions about the March Full Moon in 2024? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.
In 2024 there will be one full moon in March. There are other years with 2 full moons, a blue moon, but not for 2024.
Future Full Moon Calendars
And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.
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